pretty great sounds from the legendary antonio carlos jobim – an album cut a bit later than his bossa years, but with a darkly sophisticated sound that’s pretty darn compelling! the album features larger orchestrations by claus ogerman, and in a way, it’s similar to the jobim album on decca from 1973 (aka maita pere) – in that it’s got all the simple elements of jobim’s earlier bossa scoring, flushed out into moodier orchestral forms that we’d rank right up there with the modernist work of gil evans or duke ellington. a few cuts have a breezier sparer sound, and you’ll hear english versions of some older bossa tunes. titles include -dreamer-, -canta mais-, -olha maria-, -wave-, -two kites-, -this happy madness-, -song of the sabia-, -estrada do sol-, -voce vai ver-, -off key-, and -triste-.
brilliant 70s material by antonio carlos jobim – one of his key sets from the middle part of the decade that had the composer really deepening his approach to both singing and songwriting – moving past some of the more instrumental modes that he was using at the start of the decade! there’s a richness to the songs that goes way past simple bossa styles – and the lyrical brilliance shows that jobim hardly ever needed a poet or co-writer to help him hit the heights – as he really wins us over with his words as much as his music. claus ogerman produced, and gives things the right balance between fullness and space in the charts – which allows both a great focus on antonio’s vocal style – expressive, but very down to earth – and a few nice solos on fender rhodes too! titles include -saudade do brasil-, -correnteza-, -boto-, -ligia-, -valse-, -arquitetura de morar-, and -o homem-.
180g vinyl lp (obi strip), vinyl only
following the recent reissue of jose mauros obnoxius, far out recordings presents the second release in the treasure trove of the quartin catalogue, victor assis brasil plays jobim.
hot on the heels of the nouvelle vague compilation, the wewantsounds collective is back with another impeccable selection of bossanova sounds from rio featuring hip cult classics and rarities.
bossa nova revolutionised the world in the 60s but the revolution was already bubbling from the late 50s. chronicling the birth of the movement. featuring key artists like joão gilberto, vinicius de moraes, elis regina, elza soares, who is making a highly-acclaimed come-back and vinicius de moraes, as well as more cult musicians like orlann divo, johnny alf and celso murilo. bossanova is the perfect mix of early bossa and samba canção (with its more relaxed samba singing). tune up to the cool brazilian sounds of the bossanova.
VOL 2 BOSSA NOVA AND THE RISE OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC IN 1960S (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK11.02.11
forget the cocktail-sipping tropical image that bossa nova became, bossa novas origins in brazil are that of a stunning modernist and revolutionary music that reflected the radical and exciting idealism of the country at the start of the 1960s. this music is the real deal!
>bossa nova and the rise of brazilian music in the 1960s< charts the rise of the events that led to the arrival of this new musical movement and what happened next. joao gilberto, tom jobim, vinicius de moraes, elis regina, gilberto gil and baden powell all feature alongside many other brazilian artists who launched their careers during this amazing period.
beginners guide to bossa nova features tracks from marcos valle, sylvia telles, carlos lyra, joao donato, edu lobo, johnny alf, roberto menescal plus other artists who launched their careers in this golden time for brazilian music
BOSSA JAZZ: THE BIRTH OF HARD BOSSA, SAMBA JAZZ AND THE EVOLUTION OF BRAZILIAN FUSION 1962-73 (2XCD + BOOKLET)
2x cd UK29.12.11
2011 two cd compilation that explores the brazilian jazz groups and artists at the center of the bossa nova explosion of the early 1960s, known as samba jazz or hard bossa. groups such as the sergio mendes trio, tamba trio, quarteto novo, bossa tres, zimbo trio feature alongside the greatest instrumentalists of the era in brazil - dom um romao, raul de souza, baden powell, edson machado, joao donato and others. at the end of the 1960s, many brazilian artists left brazil for the united states leading to an explosion in fusion where brazilian music met jazz and this album includes the work of the most successful of these artists such as airto moreira (who played in miles davis group) and deodato. the album comes with extensive sleevenotes contextualizing the music in its political and social context within both brazil and the united states.